Microsoft Internet Explorer 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3
This is the first logo to include the famous IE logo.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 – 7 Beta
In Internet Explorer 5.0, the famous logo was now fully implemented everywhere. This logo is similar to the present logo, except for the design. Expect the easter egg on About screen. This logo is used as the IE6 and IE7 Beta "mshtml.dll" Desktop mode icon.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 – 7 Beta
This logo is still used in the Internet Explorer help page and still used as a PowerPoint icon.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta
This was the original logo of Internet Explorer 7 during part of the beta phase before being changed in late 2005.
Windows Internet Explorer 7 – 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer was rebranded as Windows Internet Explorer during the release of Windows Vista. The icon has been overhauled to have a gold orbit instead of a blue one. This logo was used for IE7 and IE8. A slogan called "Have you had a break today?" was made due to the launch of Windows Live. As of today, IE8 remains as the most popular browser along with IE11.
Windows Internet Explorer 9
While the same elements are used, the IE9 logo is noticeably different from the IE8 logo, with the modified orbit and a different font for the "e". This logo is used as the IE10 and IE11 Desktop mode icon. This is used as a primary logo on Windows 7/10. This is used as a secondary logo on Windows 8.x (Start Screen only).
Internet Explorer 10 – 11
2012–present / 2012–2015
This logo is used for the Metro/Modern UI style version of Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on Windows 8.x and Windows RT. Also used on Windows Phone since Internet Explorer 9. Notice that this logo also looks a lot like the 1997 logo, which used to be flat 2D. This is used as a primary logo on Windows 8.x. This is used as a secondary logo on Windows 7/10. You can find this logo on Windows 7/8.x/10 by opening Internet Explorer, clicking the settings icon, and clicking "About Internet Explorer".
In Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10049, The default browser was changed to IE's successor browser called Microsoft Edge. In 2015, Internet Explorer was discontinued, but receives maintenance only on Internet Explorer 11.
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